Why is it important to exfoliate and moisturise my feet?

What kind of basic care do my feet need?

If you neglect your feet, it can lead to unnecessary pain and other foot problems. One of the most important tips for healthy feet is to keep them moisturized. Exfoliating and moisturising your feet while you can’t get to see us at Crossgates Chiropody is very important. It’s simple to do and could help you a lot.

Use a flat paddle file (not metal) ideally after you’ve been in the bath, shower, or after you have washed your feet in a bowl. It’s best to use the file wet and concentrate on areas where the skin is thicker, typically on the heel and pad of the foot. Once a week is plenty, but don’t rub for too long as this could cause soreness.

Exfoliating and moisturising your feet is important to help prevent hard pressure points and cracked heels which could cause unnecessary pain.

Moisturise your feet morning or night, remembering to put socks on afterwards to avoid slipping, is important.

If you find it difficult to reach your feet and haven’t got anyone that will do it for you, you can buy spray moisturisers, which makes it a lot easier.

Moisturising prevents painful cracks which could lead to infection and keeps your feet smooth and supple.

We hope this simple tip on keeping your feet healthy helps.

Remember to get in touch with the Chiropodists / Podiatrists at Crossgates Therapy Center if you have any concerns, need advice or would like to book an appointment. Call us on 0113 2266677  or email help@chiropodyleeds.co.uk

Stay safe!